Box Score Recap – 4/22/2018

Lehigh lost at Durham, 10-0.

Reading lost to New Hampshire, 4-2,  in spite of a good start by Ranger Suarez.

Clearwater lost at Tampa, 2-1, in Sixto Sanchez’ second start.

Lakewood completed a sweep of Delmarva, 2-1, behind Connor Brogdon.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Lehigh Valley (7-8) beat Durham, 10-0.

Jake Thompson was asked to start again and was raked for all ten Durham runs. Brandon Leibrandt, Ranfi Casimiro, and Tyler Viza held the Bulls to one hit over the final 4.1 innings.

Roman Quinn had 3 of the IronPigs 4 hits and 2 stolen bases.

  • #14 Enyel De Los Santos (1-0, 1.98):
  • #15 Tom Eshelman (1-1, 5.29):
  • #16 Roman Quinn (.294): went 3-4 with 2 SB
  • #18 Dylan Cozens (.245): went 0-1 with 2 BB, HBP
  • #24 Drew Anderson: 7-day DL, right forearm strain
  • #25 Cole Irvin (0-1, 5.40):
  • Andrew Pullin (.118): went 0-4
  • Jesse Valentin (.250): went 0-2 with a BB, HBP
  • Mitch Walding (.283): went 0-3 with a BB
  • Zach Eflin (2-1, 1.69):
  • Jake Thompson (0-1, 10.80): 3.2 IP, 9 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
  • Austin Davis (0-1, 4.70):
  • Brandon Leibrandt (1-0, 0.00): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Reading (6-11) lost to New Hampshire, 4-2.

Ranger Suarez pitched seven innings innings, but ran into a 2-run HR in the sixth.  Edgar Garcia gave up the go ahead runs in the eighth and Tyler Gilbert finished the inning stranding two inherited runners.  Luke Leftwich struck out two in the ninth.

The Phils took the lead with 2 runs in the fifth on Zach Green’s solo HR and Zack Coppola’s sacrifice fly.

  • #9 Franklyn Kilome (1-0, 3.68):
  • #17 Cornelius Randolph (.161): went 0-4
  • #11 Ranger Suarez (1-1, 4.13): 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #8 JoJo Romero (0-2, 7.71):
  • Edgar Garcia (0-1, 0.73): 0.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
  • #12 Seranthony Dominguez (1-2, 2.45):
  • Damek Tomscha (.298): went 0-3 with a BB
  • Cord Sandberg (.286): DNP
  • Jiandido Tromp (.234): went 0-4
  • Harold Arauz (1-0, 3.38):
  • Jake Waguespack (4.50):
  • Seth McGarry (0-1, 1.08, 1 save):

Clearwater (4-13) lost to Tampa, 2-1.

Sixto Sanchez went six innings throwing 83 pitches, 63 strikes (75.9%).  He threw a 17-pitch first inning with 16 strikes.  He hit 100 mph five times in the first inning.  But, he gave up a run on 3 singles in the first, and a run on a single and a triple in the fifth.  Sanchez allowed just one other hit, walked one, and struck out five.

Jake Hernandez pitched the final two innings.  He retired all 6 batters he faced while striking out four of them.

The Threshers plated their only run in the third inning on an Austin Listi single.

Listi had 3 hits, Danny Mayer had two.  Both had a double, the Threshers only extra base hits.  Their five hits accounted for all but two of the Threshers hits.

  • #5 Mickey Moniak: went 0-5
  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (0-1, 5.40): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • #6 Adam Haseley: went 1-4 
  • #4 Adonis Medina (1-1, 5.63):
  • #19 Jose Gomez: went 0-4 
  • #23 McKenzie Mills (0-1, 3.18):
  • #10 Arquimedes Gamboa: went 1-3 with a run scored, BB
  • Darick Hall: went 0-0 with an IBB as a pinch hitter
  • Edgar Cabral: placed on the 7-day DL
  • Austin Listi: went 3-4 with a double, RBI
  • Luke Williams: went 0-3
  • Henri Lartigue: went 0-4
  • Conner Seabold (0-1, 5.87):
  • Alejandro Requena (0-1, 7.88): placed on the 7-day DL
  • Bailey Falter (1-0, 4.00):

Lakewood (9-8) beat Delmarva, 2-1.

Connor Brogdon earned his first win with six shutout innings giving up one hit, walking three, and striking out four.  Jonathan Hennigan allowed an unearned run in 1.2 innings. Addison Russ picked up his third save with 1.1 perfect innings.

The BlueClaws opened up a 2-run lead with single runs in the fourth and sixth innings on two, two-out, RBI singles by Quincy Nieporte.

Nieporte and Jake Scheiner had 2 hits each, four of the Claws total of six.  Scheiner and Kevin Markham had a stolen base each.  Sixteen Claws were retired on strikes.

  • #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.164): went 0-4 with a run scored, BB
  • #13 Daniel Brito (.152): went 0-4
  • #22 Spencer Howard (0-1, 2.77):
  • #30 Simon Muzziotti (.293): placed on 7-day DL
  • Colby Fitch (.240): went 2-4 with a double
  • Dalton Guthrie (.191: went 0-5
  • Nick Maton (.292): went 1-3 with a run scored, double, BB
  • Quincy Nieporte (.189): went 2-4 with 2 RBI
  • Jake Scheiner (.255): went 2-4 with a run scored
  • Josh Stephen (.263): went 0-3 with a BB
  • Cole Stobbe (.269): DNP
  • Ramon Rosso (0-0, 1.72):
  • Will Stewart (2-0, 1.69):
  • David Parkinson (1-0, 0.00):
  • Damon Jones (1-1, 4.26):
  • Connor Brogdon (1-1, 3.65): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • Kyle Dohy (0-0, 0.00, 2 saves):

These prospects are in Philadelphia or in Clearwater. Prospect rankings are from MLB.

  • #2 Scott Kingery: 70 of 130 career AB, 24 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #3 J.P. Crawford: 124 of 130 career AB, 24 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #20 Kyle Young: XST
  • #21 Francisco Morales: XST
  • #26 Luis Garcia: XST
  • #27 Victor Arano: 21.0 of 50 innings, 24 of 45 days with Phillies (May 13th)
  • #28 J.D. Hammer: XST
  • #29 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season

XST

There are over 90 players at the Complex.  The Phillies have provided a roster that includes 80 players in extended spring training.

2018 XST Roster

2018 XST League Schedule and link to Phillies XST schedule.

Link to Phillies GCL schedule.

Transactions

4/22/18–Phillies activate Tommy Hunter from DL
4/22/18–Phillies option LHP Hoby Milner to Lehigh Valley
4/21/18–Reading activated LHP Elniery Garcia from the 7-day DL
4/21/18–Jacob Waguespack assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/20/18–Lehigh Valley placed SS Alexi Amarista on the 7-day DL retroactive to 4/18/18.
4/20/18–3B Heiker Meneses assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/20/18–Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Reading
4/20/18–2B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading
4/19/18–Kevin Markham assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
4/19/18–Lakewood placed CF Simon Muzziotti on the 7-day DL. Finger injury
4/19/18–Ramon Rosso assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/19/18–Will Stewart assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/19/18–LF Danny Mayer assigned to Clearwater from GCL Phillies East
4/19/18–Clearwater placed C Edgar Cabral on the 7-day DL retroactive to 4/17/18
4/19/18–Jakob Hernandez assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/18/18–RHP Connor Seabold assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/18/18–Clearwater placed RHP Alejandro Requena on the 7-day disabled list
4/17/18–Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
4/17/18–Reading placed 3B Brandon Bednar on the 7-day DL. Lower back strain.
4/17/18–SS Emmanuel Marrero assigned to Reading from Williamsport
4/17/18–Rafael Marcano signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies Red
4/17/18–Carlos Hernandez signed as an international FA; assigned to DSL Phillies White
4/16/18–LHP Zach Warren assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/16/18–3B Cole Stobbe assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/15/18–Sixto Sanchez transferred from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/15/18–Rixon Wingrove signed as an international FA; assigned to GCL Phillies West

I’ve brought the rosters and lists up to date.  I’ve got 324 players in the organization.  It’s probably more.

32 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 4/22/2018

  1. Great to hear about that excellent Clearwater pitching performance in Tampa on Sunday ! Jake Hernandez goes two innings, allows no hits or walks and K’s four. It was just a matter of time before he settled in and got comfortable at high A.

  2. Connor Bogden has righted the ship after a bad first outing this year. In his last 2 outings he’s gone 11 innings, given up 4 hits and zero ERs. He has 10 Ks and 3 BBs. Not bad for a 2017 10th rounder. He is 23 and playing in A ball so a few more good outings and maybe they push him to CLW to see what they have.

  3. was at Reading game.
    Suarez benefited from no Guerrero or Pentecost in the lineup, but not really much hit hard until Biggio’s kid (who bats left) cranked the homer to center; wasnt staring at the gun readings but didnt notice anything above 90- he had Bichette off balance in his at bats.
    Edgar Garcia just didnt have it yesterday, though an error didnt help.
    Reading was facing Jon Harris a 2015 first round pick by Toronto who has struggled, but was hitting 95. Reading loaded bases with no out in first and couldnt score.
    Green let a ball eat him up at third early, but the homer was a no-doubter. Randolph 2 k’s and looking a little lost at the plate. One positive was NH brought in a lefty to face Martin in the 8th, and he ripped an rbi double down the first base line.
    Always have to compliment the Reading players- my son and his friend got a ton of autographs and Grullon tossed them the ball after warming up Garcia in the pen.

    1. Ranger was mostly 90-91 and touched 93 once. I thought his slider looked really good. He seemed to have more difficulty with the LH Biggio than the lineup stacked with RHB—many late swinging at 90FB and 84SL. Something to watch next time as perhaps there’s some deception in his delivery to RHB.

  4. Austin Bossart is a powerhouse behind the plate.
    The kid is plain brilliant at game calling.
    He is also making better contact this year.
    If you look at pitchers ERA when he catches you’ll see what I mean.

    1. I just ran the numbers: with Bossart catching Reading is 4-4 and he has a catcher’s ERA of 2.84. With Grullon catching, the team is 2-7 and he has a catcher’s ERA of 4.86. Glad to see they are splitting time. Would love to see Bossart become the solid #1.

      1. Glad to see that ERA because I really want to like him. I guess his percentages are ok, but I haven’t been really thrilled with his throws down to second. And yeah, he crushed that one yesterday–it made that homerun “sound” off the bat, but it got hung up in some dead air and didn’t go.

        1. I thought that was out, too. He hit a rocket out to left field last week. You’re right, his CS rate is down a little this year (32%). Grullon has fallen off the table this year (9% caught stealing).

    1. he should be in the majors, starting every day along with Rhys and Odubel.

      Roman is better than Altherr and much better than Nick.

      1. v1..agree.
        Only if Quinn is playing a steady OF position.
        Kapler already has so many, or maybe too many, position payers to juggle to get adequate playing time.

        1. Quinn would be a RF with limited power. How much better is Quinn on Defense then Altherr . Plus looking at the lineup nobody’s pushing CH of the leadoff spot, Santana been 2 spot most of the yr. Nobodies moving Herrera or Hoskins.
          Quinn has to stay healthy in order to start inwhich he has shown zero ability too do.
          He’s better off as a bench piece pitch runner sub starter at SS and the Out field.were he could play 80 GAMES a yr or so.
          Right now the Phillies are winning plus Nick Williams is there best pitch hitter which is a talent..he might become a bench piece .imo

          1. Tim….Quinn is a switch hitter and gives the manager options in the lineup…as if Gabe Kapler doesn’t have enough already.
            But Quinn’s defense is equivalent or better than anyone else that can play RF now.
            As for power……Altherr’s ISO right now is .176 and Williams is .109…..in combination, that is not earth shattering
            In comparison the LFer’s is .292
            What can it hurt?

            1. Quinn career k% above A + …. AA 21.1 AAA last yr 24.9 in Philly 2016
              27.5 %. He really needs exposure to AAA pitching. Altherr and Williams both have Earned the right to play given last year’s success. Based on Quinn’s injury history let’s see if he can stay healthy for ag least 300 ATbats.

            2. If Altherr and Williams are still hitting this way come first of July, for basically two
              more months….then they should think about Quinn moving up.
              if the Phillies want to contend for a playoff spot…..the development phase for certain players has been fulfilled in regards to winning baseball is concerned….production is the bottom line.
              Kapler probably feels the same way…he wants to win.

            3. Alt and Williams will hit before June they did it last yr.the key of course is Quinn’s health IF QUINN IS STILL HEALTHY .

  5. Really expected more from Jake Thompson when we acquired him. Shame.

    Please send Mickey Mo down to Lakewood for a few. Let’s let the guy try and develop some upward trends in confidence. He would still be right on par with the league age in the Sally. “Well demoting him would hurt his confidence…blah blah blah blah blah…” So does 0-fers and being lost at the higher level Jack!

    1. TRiles,

      Along the same lines, maybe send Randolph back to Clearwater. Both players are young for their leagues and maybe need a little more maturity and confidence.

      On the other hand, Austin Listi maybe deserves to be moved up. Certainly, if he’s hitting anywhere near this pace a month or two from now.

    1. Seems like the plan was for Thompson to become a full time reliever this year. He’s only starting because of injuries. Maybe he has a future in the ‘pen.

      1. It doesn’t look that way so far – most guys gain 2-5 MPH when they transition to the pen, like Adam Morgan. Thompson throws as slow as a reliever as he does as a starter. He either needs to develop an out pitch or he’s toast. He’s like a D level prospect at this point.

        1. IronPigs made it official just now with Waguespack added to roster and Viza and Heiker sent down to AA. Perhaps Wags takes that Thompson spot. Also, anytime a guy gives up that many runs, I’m always worried something isn’t right health-wise. Tough to get info with the team on the road. Thought Anderson was going to be back soon, but…

  6. It’s still April everyone needs to take a breath. I’m glad the team shows more patience than we all would.

    1. Agreed . . . overall.

      But with Randolph and Moniak I don’t think the angst is because they are struggling in April. It’s the whole body of work. Moniak has 770 plate appearances with a .638 OPS and .104 ISO in his MiLB career so far. Randolph (with a worse defensive profile) has a 1073 plate appearances with a .733 OPS and .125 ISO in his career so far.

      If they can turn it around at some point in 2018 or 2019 it would be great.

      1. It’s really disappointing thus far with Randolph because it looked like he was about to turn the corner last year. With MM – we haven’t seen a player who looks like he can hit minor league pitching yet – it’s not good so far.

        1. Neither have given the slightest hint that they are even potential bench players let alone first division regulars. Randolph’s numbers are poor, MM’s are anemic.

  7. That’s so freaking depressing. I still don’t understand why they promoted him – I don’t think they are doing him any favors by continually putting him in a position to fail.

    1. it really is depressing. Clearwater is the first box score that i look for every morning, and i keep hoping to see progress. it is still early in the season, but i think the thing that is so depressing to me is how wrong all of the Phillies Scouts were.

      Before this season, Joe Jordan said that Mickey is ready to break out. When drafted, JA said, “no projection needed on this kid. he can hit right now.”

      maybe he is able to turn it around, but at best, he seems like a long term project to potentially become an average mlb player. zero chance of a high profile hitter. you just can’t find a high profile hitter that struggled so much in A ball. they just don’t exist.

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